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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
colleges nationwide are working to boost education requirements for athletes. >> i think he tweeted out what a lot of guys are thinking, which is we're here to play football. we're here to play basketball. this is merely a stepping ground of getting to the next level. >> reporter: the next level and dream of going pro, just like in the movies. >> show me the money! >> reporter: but in reality the majority of college athletes don't make it that far. according to the ncaa's own statistics, less than 2% of college athletes will play professional football, making an education that much more important. >> the average nfl player plays less than five years, so even if you do play in the nfl, you want to have a life afterwards. >> reporter: jones, the freshman, has yet this season to make it from the practice field to playing in a game. meanwhile, the university issued a statement reminding student athletes to remember not to post anything that could embarrass themselves, their team, teammates, the university, their family, or other groups, organizations or people hoping to put the focus ba
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Oct 13, 2012 2:05am PDT
it, the more likely they are to get treatment and educated. >> the more you feel you're not alone. >> did your mom pass from breast cancer ten years ago? >> perfect example of somebody who didn't know. it was fear for her. she was really intelligent. had her master's from vanderbilt. she wasn't somebody who didn't know things, but cancer terrified her. she found a lump. her mom had a bad chemo experience 20 years before, so she decided if it's cancer i'm not going to do anything about it and not going to tell anybody. we found out, it was too late. that was a matter of people not knowing enough about it. >> early detection. >> it is, it is. james, thanks. >> ladies, thank you. >> that t-shirt is hot. >> excellent on you. >> well, thank you. ford cares. thank god for ford doing this campaign. all the money goes to breast cancer. >> for a guy who doesn't work out since "desperate housewives" you're hanging in there really well, honey. >>> is there a goblin in your house? >> halloween gadgets and gear right after this. >>> good morning. i'm meteorologist crystal egger with the weathe
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
, strengthening opportunity and investing in education and bringing manufacturing jobs back overseas or with mitt romney, tax breaks for the rich. >> how much pressure has that first debate put on vice president biden's shoulders tomorrow now? >> well, i look forward to watching the vice president tomorrow. i know he's eager to do it. i think he's going to have to be on his toes because my guess is you're going to see what mitt romney tried to do which is paul ryan, congressman ryan walk away from the positions that he's held during this campaign and try to give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we'll all be watching. robert gibbs, thank you for your time. >> thanks, matt. >> a reminder, can you watch the vice presidential debate. that's tomorrow night, 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> now 11 after the hours. here's savannah. >>> matt, thank you. the parents of a missing colorado girl are speaking out for the first time since their daughter's miss appearance. nbc's miguel almaguer has the latest on this story. miguel, good morning to yo
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
will we do as the president and vice president want to do by strengthening education and bringing the manufacturing jobs back from overseas or do it like mitt romney, tax breaks for the wealthy and building the economy from the top. >> all right. how much pressure has the first debate put on vice president biden's shoulders tomorrow? >> i look forward to talk watch the vice president tomorrow. he is eager to do it. i guess he will have to be on the toes, and you see what mitt romney did is congressman ryan walk away from the positions he has held in the campaign and give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we will all be watching. thank you, robert gibbs, for your time. reminder to watch the vice presidential debate right here tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. on nbc. >>> and a colorado couple is speaking out for the first time since the disappearance of their 10-year-old daughter. miguel al guerlguerra has more this. >> this morning the family opens up since the police investigation. >> reporter: at a park where she often played, more than 1,000 offered to pray fo
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> federal holiday. things looking great on the interstates. hov lanes restricted with the exception of route 50 in maryland. accident eastbound, parkway at sudly manor drive. metro weekend schedule, mart trains >>> 8:30 now on this columbus day. it's monday morning, october 8th, 2012. a day off for kids across the country. we have a big crowd in rockefeller plaza celebrating this beautiful but i have to say a little bit chilly. did we ever find out the temperature in. >> getting better, getting better. >> used to be able to see it on the wall. oh, well. >> i didn't see it. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt and natalie morales here. coming up, if you need to add pieces to your ward
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
values behind the impulse to regulate, to expand health care, to expand education, but i want to do it in a different way and here's why my way is better. that's an effective style of argumentation. that's what he showed. it's going to be up to the president if he can rebut it to do so in the next debate. he didn't do it in the first debate. >> we've got a couple more ahead. john harwood, thanks very much. >> you bet. >> let's get a check of this morning's other headlines. chris jennifer anist chris jansing is in the news desk. >>> five terror suspects have lost a yearlong fight to avoid facing charges in the u.s. they arrived today after being extradited from britain. the best known in the group is this radical preacher wanted in this country on charges of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in oregon. >>> there is a verdict in a scandal that rocked the vet can. pope benedict's butler was found guilty today of stealing pope benedict's secret documents and leaking them to a joushlist. the documents detail infighting and other problems in the catholic church. paolo gabrielle has bee
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
education, and they say the mints they ate are perfectly legal. it all started when 17-year-old jake walker took these to school. >> i don't feel that i should lose my education over a little mint. >> reporter: they are caffein-in mints, perfectly legal, but to some school officials in pekin illinois they looked like drugs. jake and three of his friends were suspended for eating the mints during lunch. >> this is 2012, and caffein is caffein. i drink soda. jake drinks soda. i didn't see anything wrong with a caffein pill. >> reporter: school officials issued this statement. pekin community high school approaches consumption of mood-altering substances very seriously given both the health risks at issue and a mission to keep both illegal and legal drugs and substances out of the school. >> i see people bringing in energy drinks and coffee to school every day, so i thought, hey, it's healthier. why not dry to bring it in and maybe get a little bit more energy. >> reporter: here's a caffein breakdown. a 16-ounce cup of coffee averages 100 milligrams of caffein. soft drinks contain anywh
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
preference too on how it feels on their skin. >> you even do fun experiments to educate them, for example? >> i do. you take a piece of colored construction paper, put it outside for a couple hours, you put a key, some objects on it and they can see how the sun fades it. and it's a good way to show them that there are these powers at work we can't see. >> well, it's great advice, it's great to read about your journey. glad you're doing so well today. >> thank you. >>> and coming up next, a live >> thank you. >>> and coming up next, a live performance from ellie. it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approve this message. ♪ >>> the toyota conc
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
experiments to educate them, for example? >> i do. you take a piece of colored construction paper, put it outside for a couple hours, you put a key, some objects on it and they can see how the sun fades it. and it's a good way to show them that there are these powers at work we can't see. >> well, it's great advice, it's great to read about your journey. glad you're doing so well today. >> thank you. >>> and coming up next, a live performance from ellie. but first this is "toda ♪ >>> the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> british singer/song writer ellie goulding performed at the duke and duchess of cambridge wedding. now she's out with her second album. good to see you. so i spent some time reading about you last night. and you said every interview you've done for the last two years has been about one subject. because i want you to like me, i'm not even going to mention it. so let's just talk about you. you were one of the only, the only british singer to win the two most prestigious newcomer awards. how much pressure does that put on you? >> a little bit, ye
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
. weight watchers online. finally, losing weight clicks. >> this morning on "education nation today" an innovative day care program. the first two years of a baby's life offer a short and invaluable opportunity to stimulate learning skills. "today" contributing correspondent jigier checked out one approach that focusses on the early important learning years. >> a level playing field is what single mom wendy moreno wants for her two boys who were attending what she called an inadequate day care. >> if they didn't want to color or do nothing, they would make them watch tv. >> they pretty much waived tv all day long. >> watched tv all day long. >> many children spend a lot of time without having anyone talk to them, without being picked up. >> reporter: psychologist diana rouners is looking to change this dangerous pattern and starting early within the first 1,000 days of a child's life. >> we do need high quality early education setting, not just so moms can go to work but more importantly so these children can develop the language skills, the behavior skills, the social skills that will
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
over here, i'm going to pull it up, is this super cool site where it's educational so sign up for classes you want. want to become an entrepreneur, a chef, sign up for classes which is fantastic. also learn online. there's teachers connecting through the community, educating each other and people learning, so it's a fantastic community. >> that's pretty cool. on facebook, you feel like you are just wasting your time but this next one, branch out, actually utilizes your time pretty well. >> branchout connects through our friends on facebook and is like a resume that's visual. if you're a cupcake-maker, you can show pictures of your cupcake. it's fantastic and connects the job opportunities and shares with people we know. >> almost the like a pinterest. >> very much so. can share images, somebody that's worked for a plane company, all things they have done. it's very, very cool. >> kickstarter is really cool. >> love kickstarter. you want to start something you're passionate b.my friend did this with their play. they can raise money around the causes that we want to do, that we're p
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
fearless advocacy for girls' education. she remains in critical condition. the alleged mastermind of the attack, a top taliban commander, is still at large. >>> lebanese militant group hezbollah has declared that a drone downed over israel last week was theirs. israeli officials say the drone appeared to have been manufactured in iran, a longtime ally of hezbollah. >>> and a winner for this year's nobel peace prize this morning. in a unanimous decision the committee awarded this year's prize to the european union for its landmark role in history uniting the continent. the award downplays the current eurozone debt crisis, straining its 17 nations. >>> investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old girl in colorado are appealing to the public for help in finding her apparent abductor. meantime today, police expect to positive positively identify a body near the spot where jess "k" ridgeway disappeared one week ago. officials say the condition of the body has delayed identification and gave no indication of its age or gender. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's mandy drury a
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
world one cupcake at a time but when i saw the living condition, getting an education and the opportunities that would come along with that, i realized it wasn't really a joke and i needed to do more to help these girls. >> helping them in the classroom and also on the soccer field, something that you love that you brought to them. >> yeah. i've been playing since the age of 5, so i've never really thought about what soccer has done for me, but for these little girls it's taboo for them to play sports in their society so it was ground breaking. it really upset their fathers when i brought them out on to the field, but slowly but surely they started gaining confidence and leadership skills that translated into the classroom, and it was the first time i realized that's what sock her done for me my entire life. >> therefore, you decided to give up your scholarship at notre dame for soccer, and instead decided to launch the segue project to help support girls both through school and also find a passion like soccer, right? >> once i realized this transformative role soccer should p
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> good saturday morning. i'm chuck bell. we're off to a partly cloudy to mostly cloudy start here in the nation's capital and there will be a chance for a few quick little sprinkles today. nothing major. current temperatures are mild. upper 50s to low and mid 60s around much of the metro area. you can see on storm 4 radar a couple light rain showers now just to the west of hagerstown and it'll be a scattering of very light rain showers off and on through the late morning and afternoon today. so becoming mostly cloudy. scattered showers today. it'll be nice and mild. temperatures mid to upper 70s. tomorrow practically cold with highs barely into the low and mid 50s at best. richard, back to you. >> thanks. we've go
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> may juror troubjor traffic s angeles overnight. heavy rain and flooding shut down the 60 freeway for about three miles as rising water snarled traffic there. even though it's caused huge backups, no accidents were reported. >> thank goodness because that's a huge mess. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson saying it's going to be cooler. >>> we're talking about frost and freezing temperatures coming our way during the overnight period. by the way, that flooding there in los angeles that you saw, that same system will be making its way eastward, giving us a little bit of rain early part of next week, and a big severe weather outbreak for the nation's midsection. take a look at the temperatures. w
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> some parts of the country are starting to feel some relief at the pump. aaa reports the average is $3.87 in the district. in maryland, it's $3.70. in virginia, it's $3.60. in west virginia, we're looking at about $3.89 for an average. the national average today is $3.81. california has the highest average right now, $4.61 a gallon for regular unleaded. >>> during tough times, families tend to cut back on expenses. that is not the case, though, when it comes to your cell phone bill. a new federal study found spending for cell phone service actually went up more than 4% last year. researchers say it's pretty odd that people are spending more on their phone bill while cutting back on every other household expense. people say it's because phones have gone fro
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
month. if approved question four would significantly reduce the cost of higher education for undocumented immigrants. they'd be eligible to pay in state or in county tuition at maryland colleges. 23-year-old ricardo campos is from el salvador but came to the u.s. when he was 11. he dreams of being an oncologist but says he can't afford medical school without the referendum. >> i'm a cancer survivor and my life was saved at john hopkins by a doctor who is an immigrant. i just want to keep saving lives the same way my life was saved once. i think it is really important to allow me and allow these kids to fulfill our dreams. >> critics say maryland's dream act would cost taxpayers too much to subsidize higher learning for undocumented immigrants. >>> some d.c. bars will be staying open until 4:00 in the morning for the columbus day holiday weekend. it's part of a new plan to generate millions of extra dollars in revenue from alcohol sales for the city. but not everyone thinks it's a good idea. erika gonzalez explains why. >> reporter: this columbus day weekend will be the first
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> walking with a purpose. right now thousands of people decked out in pink are braving chilly temperatures. you're looking at a live picture. they're doing it for an important cause. good morning and welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> and i'm eun yang. pink isn't the only color you'll see around town today. expect to see a lot of nats red too. >>> 3-2. and a drive hit deep to left field. looking up, way back, it's gone. >> woo hoo! that was definitely worth the wait. jayson werth took the 13th pitch of his at bat over the outfield fence where a walkoff winner last night enforces a decisive game five tonight. coming up in 20 minutes, we go into the locker room to hear what players had to say a
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Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> definitely feel the change from yesterday to today as son as you step out. >> remember yesterday i was standing outside and i had my arms around me and -- >> you looked like a blow fish. i went back to watch, it was funny. >> because you were shivering so much. >> okay, well this morning i was not in agony because the winds turned around and the temperatures are climbing out there that trend of warmer weather will continue right through the rest of your sunday. remember we had a beautiful clear sky, well mid-level clouds are racing in and we will continue to increase. we won't have that sparkling blue sky like we had yesterday, but it will be about 15 degrees warmer today. these are the kind ka tors of the warmer more humid air, and that trend will co
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> controversy on your commute as you head out this morning. there are some ads you might actually stop to read. >>> and still spreading. this morning people are infected with meningitis and many more are being told to stay vigilant. good morning, everyone. welcome back to news 4 today. >> breaking news for travelers. we have arew at union station gathering information. more on that in just a moment. >>> first it's a little warmer this morning. still a chilly start. take a look at some of the temperatures around the region right now. veronica johnson drew the short stick and she is live on the storm team 4 weather deck this morning. i'm glad you put your coat on. >> this time i had time to grab it s
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> welcome back, everybody, somebody is really anxious to give you the weather. that commercial break lasted way too long. >> i'm always anxious because i enjoy bringing people good news. >> we hardly ever bring good news around here. >> we can control that just a little in the weather. it's the way ewe paint the day. it's not becoming incre
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Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> the "today" show is coming up next on nbc 4. let's find out what they're working on. >> lester holt joins us live from new york. >> richard, angie, coming up on a saturday morning on "today" a tragic end to the story of a missing 10-year-old girl in colorado. her body was identified late friday. the killer is still out there. you can imagine the fear in that community. we're live in colorado with the latest. >>> also ahead britain's prince harry in afghanistan. we've been telling you he is there fighting on the front lines but we're now learning a bit more about the combat missions that he's actually taking part in. we'll give you the latest there. >>> my sit down
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Oct 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
undocumented immigrants afford higher education. news 4's derrick ward is live at langley park where the rally is going to begin and has more on today's none administration. >> reporter: good morning. i'm going to borrow from the words of john lennon. you may see they are dreamers but they are not the only one. a thousand people plan to take part in a march today in the name of justice, dignity, and access to higher education. the maryland dream act provides in state tuition rates to maryland's immigrant children regardless of their immigration status provided they've been living in maryland for three years, attending high school in the state, paying taxes, and applying to a college registered for selective service, and also are planning to seek full citizenship. marches like this have been going on all over for the past several months but they feel it is important now to get the word out. there are 14 questions on the ballot here in prince george's county alone so a lot of people are vying for attention for the cause. they think this will definitely help. with me now is gustavo andretti the o
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> daredevil felix baumgartner is set to try a 23 mile high skydive. baumgartner will jump out of a balloon over new mexico and be freefalling at speeds around 700 miles per hour. in addition to this record-setting jump he could break the sound barrier. baumgartner has set records for highest parachute jump from a building and also the lowest b.a.s.e. jump in the world. >> break the sound barrier, also he could break his neck. >> the man could seriously injure himself. >> that's roughly the distance from d.c. center to dulles airport. he's going to jump and fall. >> takes all kinds. >>> 4:41. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson to tell us about the forecast. >> hey, there, guys. yesterday, did you know we only hit
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Oct 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> opponents are also concerned that the revenue generated from gambling will not go to education and other essential services as promised. baker disputed that claim. you can see the entire viewpoint interview this sunday morning at 7:00 right here on nbc 4. >>> and with election day just 24 days away the pages of kids post are helping even the little ones understand politics. here is eun yang with that and some other items features this week. >> good morning. this weekend on kids post on tv political ads on tv, guinness records we see and waggy tails inquiry. joining us is tracy grant of "the washington post" kids post. nice to see you. >> good to be with you. >> first this week you're explaining political ads to your viewers and there have been so many of them. >> well that's right. and what we try to do in sunday's kids post is explain to kids ways in which political ads are an awful lot like other ads that they see whether for cereal or a hot toy and ways in which they're different. imagine, for example, if you a cereal ad in which it said, don't eat that other brand of cereal
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ you know i wish that i had jesse's girl ♪ >> everybody sing. a massive crowd of new yorkers stopped for an impromptu si singalong with rick springfield. he's promoting his album "end of the world" by playing in various end of the world platforms like new york's subway. he sang his classic "jesse's girl." >> the world would be so much better if people just spontaneously burst into song. >> you know, with the guitar. would you do that? >> i would so jump in. >> and a two-step. >> or a four-step. >> and a five, six, seven, eight. >> we see just a little bit of the sun starting to work its way toward the horizon. veronica johnson is in with a look at what we can expect today weather-wise. >> despit
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> 14 before the hour now. controversy this morning at a d.c. university. administrator there on paid leave after taking a stand on proposed same-sex marriage in maryland. dr. angela mccaskill is the head of diversity in northeast d.c. this summer she reportedly signed a petition to reverse maryland's proposed same
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
, education and child health. and provide policy recommendations to improve the outcomes in these areas. following the release of the state of american child report, senator dodd and senator bob casey called on first focus and translates great patriotic report card to provide a holistic picture of children's unmet needs in america and policy suggestion on how to meet those needs. so one of the things when we think about this report is we -- i have four kids and i went back to school night, in the past few weeks and i figured out that my kids it created about 300 times a year, with its tests, quizzes, homework assignments, plus all the testing that are required by national policy. so, you know, no child left behind, et cetera. so 300 times we assess kids to you. so what we thought about it was how about how we all as a nation are doing on kids. so what's our report on how we are faring for kids? so this is a chance to turn that around and great ourselves. copies of the report are available, as you all know and also on our website. our grades are not accessing a particular entity. we're n
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
-educated and know something and the first question is where is your tomahawk? the borderland follows me everywhere. there was no way to escape it. the only way through it and so i realized there are not that -- i wouldn't be the barometer by which a lot of people what, you know, understand or judge native people so i realize the importance of my work and that her presentation. >> one of the things i like about your book is balance and that's important that type of community based upon balance but in the book we had a lot of balance, we balance the topics dealing with sensitive issues that might be sensitive to a non-native person like mike cherokee grandmother was a cherokee princess for the tribal community for enrollment and then you dealt with tough issues like the history of christopher columbus so there's a history lesson and then the ler enjoyment of reading the book. how did you decide what to include and what not to include in this book? >> guest: writing the book happened faster than my research projects and building up all of the questions of stuff has happened throughout my c
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
in the way. marriage, work and giving birth to five children forced her to delay her education and in 1959, at the age of 40, when she thought she had enough to graduate from san jose state, she was told she fell a little bit short, one course short. by that point, she had to raise her family and never went back to college. >> because i know how much she valued education, how hard she had worked and i knew that she had attempted several times to finish. >> reporter: as the that's why her youngest daughter wanted to do something for her mom. she contacted san jose state and asked for a letter recognizing her mother's love for life-long learning. san jose state reviewed olive's economic record and concluded she had enough to graduate. but instead they awarded her a diploma, a bachelor's degree in home economics backdated to august 28, 1989. >> just the thing to prove i did it right, but, you know, it doesn't, i won't go out and get a job or try. >> i'm real excited. it's just a recognition of everything that she's worked for and everything that she's done for us, for her family. >> r
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Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
because they are frustrated or because they want to get more training or education. some people are finding jobs. economists have looked at different calculations of which is the better factor -- the bigger factor, or people dropping out or getting more education and training and my understanding is that there are equal roles being played by each for spirit -- each force. but there are definitely some dropping out. some of that is the baby boom generation starting to retire. it may not be a "dropping out," but people choosing to retire and leave their jobs. some older people may have lost their jobs and cannot find new ones and are taking early social security benefits. there is some of that. host: mr. r doane, the labor force participation -- mr. nardone, a labor force position rick, please explain this. guest: the take the people who are employed in those who are unemployed and combine them and you get what is called the labour force. divide that by the population in at 16 and over and you're of the force participation rate. is the proportion of the population that is either emplo
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Oct 5, 2012 10:30pm EDT
education. or clean energy. or research. and technology. we can't afford to roll back regulations on wall street banks or oil companies or insurance companies. that is not a jobs plan. it's not a plan to grow our economy. it's sure not a plan to strengthen our middle class. we have been there. we have tried that. we're not going back. we are moving forward. we've got a different view about how we create jobs and prosperity in this country. [applause] this country doesn't just succeed when just a few are doing well at the top. succeed is when the middle lass gets bigger. our economy doesn't grow from the top down. it grows from the middle out. we don't -- we don't believe that anybody's entitled to success in this country. but we do believe in opportunity. we believe in a country where hard work pays off. and responsibility is rewarded. and everybody's getting a fair shot. and everybody's doing their fair share. and everybody's playing by the same rules. that's the country we believe in. that's what we've been fighting for for the last four years. that's what we are going to put in place i
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Oct 9, 2012 1:00am EDT
diverse. they've gotten really good academic education but they've also really gotten spectacular education in living with the folks who are the real virginia today. we're increasingly diverse state and that's an important part of medication. -- education. i would hope what the supreme court would do in this case would be they would affirm that it is ok for a public institution, whether it's government body handing out contracts or student or college admitting students, that it's ok for them to try to make sure that their student body looks like the state looks. they should if at all practical use factors on race and economic disadvantage, are you the first in your family to go to college? but if you see public institutions where the numbers of students dramatically different then the state population, i think it's an indication of challenge and problem that we have to try to solve. i strongly believe the diversity of our commonwealth is the strength, diversity of our nation is a strength and we ought to see diversity in our public bodies. >> mr. allen? >> i'm in some agreement wi
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
state. the soviet union, a mighty uni union. spent they are the healthiest and most educated young people in cuba's history. many of them say they have castro and a socialist revolution to thank. >> we talked to one observer. he told us that if he were a warning the nobel prize he would nominate mikhail gorbachev. what do you think about? >> is that because bill clinton is such a great present, or is there something, i want is a almost sexy about a man who can get away with things over and over again? >> she clearly hated being thought of as just bill clinton's wife. finally, last november 1998, hillary clinton show the world what she can do on the campaign trail without him. political mastery, every bit as dazzling as his. >> for castor, freedom starts with education. and if literacy all over the rc, cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on earth. e-literacy -- the literacy rate is 96%. >> the new speaker was on the forefront time holding her sexual grandson all the while giving directions on how events would proceed. it seems the ultimate in multitasking, taking care of th
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
austin, the affirmative action policies in higher education. abigail fisher was denied admission to the university of texas at austin in 2008. fischer sued, arguing that racial minorities with worse credentials were accepted ahead of her because she was white. she contend that the schools use of of race in nations violates the u.s. constitution's guarantee of equal protection. a previous court ruling allows race to be one factor considered to achieve diversity. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> well, i get to say that this is case of love and 345, fisher of the of texas at austin. and you get to say -- >> general suter trained me too well. chief justice and members of the court, may i please the court. the essential issue here is whether the university of texas at austin and can carry its burden of proving that its use of race as an nation plus factor and the consequent denial of equal treatment, which is the central mandate of equal protection clause to abigail fisher met the two test of strict scrutiny, which are applicable. >> before we get to the court to raise it on its, the quest
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Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
need to succeed and i want our school to be giving our kids the kind of education they need for the jobs of tomorrow. that means we have to put our kids first and parents first and teachers first. [cheers and applause] number 4, you will not get business people to risk their life savings to start a small business or big companies to come to america, built a big factory, hire americans if they think we are on the road to greece. if we keep spending more than we taken, that is where we're heading. we will cap federal spending and get us back on track to a balanced budget. [cheers and applause] number 5, number 5 is this -- we are going to champion small business. we're going to help small business people build their businesses. to do that, we will keep their taxes down and get regulations to encourage growth and take that big cloud of obama care of small business. we're going to help small business in america. [cheers and applause] we do those five things and 12 million jobs grow in america and take home pay starts going up again. do you realize under president obama every year, not j
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